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awarded  Famous Question
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asked ssh -X foo@host then su bar then run X app with local display, while bar also logged in?
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accepted Is there a way to bypass .zshrc on login?
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comment Is there a way to bypass .zshrc on login?
Yeah, but that's for starting zsh from another shell. You can't do that over SSH, right? As in ssh foo@example.com --alternative-zshrc=whatnot
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asked Is there a way to bypass .zshrc on login?
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comment Using find to find symlinks that point to a certain pattern of files
I think the first option is better dealt with at serverfault.com/a/87643/96883
Jun
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comment Centralising CUPS config
The individual machines still need configging to point to the centralised server... (I find CUPS flaky at the best of times, and it regularly loses printer definitions, which is why I'm looking for a way to automate this)
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asked Centralising CUPS config
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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comment How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
Thanks. I'll stick with the long work around, then!
May
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accepted How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
May
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comment How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
@jofel OK, thanks, I've edited the title accordingly.
May
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comment How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
I don't get same behaviour. See edited question
May
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revised How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
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awarded  Editor
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revised How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
added 16 characters in body
May
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comment How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
@jofel I agree cat can read any data, e.g. cat my-data-in-a-file >foo would work fine. That's why I'm talking about readline (which I believe is used by the shell when reading from STDIN to pipe into a program). It's not an issue with the clipboard - I can easily paste it direct into -say- gvim. But I wanted to do it in a terminal.
May
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comment How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?
Yeah, the limit is at 4k per line. So if your data (fduff) has new lines, then that doesn't count, it's not a problem. lgeorget: yes I could use xclip or a desktop text editor to paste it in, save it, upload it to the server that way - it's just a long way round (this is the way I have done it, but I'd like to know if it was possible another way)!
May
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asked How to read over 4k input without new lines on a terminal?